Fixing Crack Plastic Plantation Shutters
Plastic plantation shutters are durable surfaces, difficult to break or crack under most conditions. However, when a crack does not develop, it’s important to repair the crack immediately to prevent it from spreading through the window, or completely breaking the shutter.
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Clean a plastic plantation shutters with a mild liquid soap and water mixture using a sponge to remove all dirt present. Rinse with water and allow the shutter to dry. Drill two small holes in plastic windows, one at each end of the crack in the plastic, using a drill bit with a 1/16 inch drill bit. This prevents the crack from growing.
Fill an injector with a thin acrylic and plastic glue. Fill the crack along its length with the glue, make sure you inject the glue deep enough to go through. Wipe the glue from the surface of the plastic plantation shutters with a soft tissue to prevent it from forming a cloudy layer on the window. Allow the adhesive to cure completely before touching the window. Curing times vary depending on the adhesive type, so check Manufacturer’s instructions for just your adhesives optimal curing period. Repeat for each side of the window, the oblique ends of the casting are stacked together in the corners. Seal the lines where the trim meets plastic casing and where it meets the wall.